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When Miguel de Cervantes published Don Quixote in 1605, readers didn’t know what to make of it. The novel became a pillar of Spanish literature but remained relatively untouched for centuries until another iteration of the story came along: Man of La Mancha, Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, and Mitch Leigh’s musical adaptation of Cervantes’ work. Now, it’s the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s turn to chase after windmills. Led by Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, this rendition stars Anthony Warlow as the confused, old knight and includes classic showtunes like “Dulcinea” and “The Impossible Dream.” Read more >>> The musical runs March 17 to April 26 at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $20–$115. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. (Tim Regan)
Brookland’s Finest is partnering with barbecue food truck Sloppy Mama’s for a week-long barbecue menu. Start with smoked wings with coleslaw, then try pork and beef brisket sandwiches with fries. Entrees include pork ribs with mac and cheese, spicy greens, and coleslaw plus pulled pork with cheese grits, spicy greens, and coleslaw. Brookland’s Finest, 3126 12th St. NE. (202) 636-0050. brooklandsfinest.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Kentucky trio Young Widows performs at DC9 with Shannon Wright and the Austerity Program. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
Electronic producer Robin Steez plays a late show at 9:30 Club featuring opening acts Le Youth, Seba Yuri, and Presa. 9 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
If you haven’t had enough of Miguel de Cervantes, head to the Kennedy Center for Teatro de La Abadía’s performance of Entremeses, a series of short one-acts written by the author and directed by José Luis Gómez. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $30.
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